The difference between ABS and non-ABS emergency braking
At a Lexus safety features event in Alameda, California, on September 16, 2010, a professional driver explains and demonstrates the difference between how a car performs with and without anti-lock braking.
ABS vs. No ABS - Episode 4
Basically a re-make of Episode 1, with real life footage.
A lot of people claim that since past episodes are 3D representations,
therefore are fake or innacurate.
I know the difference would be much different if surface was wet, oily,
with gravel, mud, etc... My videos are based on day to day conditions.
Also I´m just trying to make a single point : "It is possible to stop on a
shorter distance without ABS"
I know it lets you steer, and all that stuff, but right now I´m not
dealing with it (maybe later). ABS is a safety feature but it always comes
to the driver to manouver correctly under dangerous circumnstances and take
the right decitions to avoid an accident. (like lowering your speed if road
is on low traction conditions, or not speeding while getting to a blind
Here´s me demonstrating what I´ve shown in previous episodes. I´m the
- In 2nd Threshold braking, I missed my braking point (a bush I used as
reference) so I had to brake a bit harder, you can see ABS is disabled
because on the last second my rear wheel locks.
- I changed locations because the tests where on different days, I have to
find a nice lone road to do them, and the tests of threshold braking I made
on the 1st location lacked a lot of references and was very hard to brake
always at the same speed, also I had less road to speed up and keep that
speed before braking.
- I lose speedometer when I disable ABS, how do I know I´m reaching the
same speed? well, I perform an ABS test and look at the tachometer to see
how much revolutions at certain gear I need for that particular speed (in
this case it was 3500 revs in 2nd gear for 55-60 kmph)
- The voice is all weird because its from a text to speech engine, it is
not me talking. I wanted to narrate stuff instead of typing everything like
on past episodes.
The car is a standard production car. Opel Astra with stock brakes, braking
pads are not new (in fact they need to be replaced)
Wheels are Michelin hydroedge, which are great to avoid hydroplaning and
they´re very hard, so they last a long way. There´s no flat stop after
the full lock test.
Mandatory ABS on Motorcycles?
Based on findings that antilocks significantly reduce motorcycle crashes,
including fatal ones by more than a third, the Institute is seeking a
federal requirement that manufacturers equip all new motorcycles with this
Read the entire story here: http://www.throttlehand.com/blog/?p=2831&m=
Secrets of Driving Like a Pro
You love driving, and you think you're pretty good at it, but how well can
you really drive? The chances are, whether you passed your test two or 20
years ago, you don't give too much thought to improving your driving skills
or the basics of maintaining your car; yet driving well can mean more than
just keeping you out of trouble on the roads.
ABS vs. No ABS
My personal opinion based on several experiences. I drove for 6 years a car
without ABS and had a lot of experiences in it. After another car crashed
head on with me and totaled my car, now I drive an ABS equiped car, I´ve
been driving it for more than a year, and had also lots of experiences.
How ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes) Work
A 3D video I wrote, storyboarded and directed. This video is posted
elsewhere but I'm the originator of the work.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Revealed
The federal government estimates this new technology will save more lives
than the airbag!
ESC is so efficient in keeping your car on the road that Farmers Insurance
even gives a discount on your auto policy if it is installed on your
Mercedes-Benz Actros Safety Truck - Active Brake Assist 2
Mercedes-Benz führt im Schwer-Lkw Actros die zweite Generation des Active
Brake Assist ein. Dieses Sicherheitssystem kann jetzt noch mehr: Leitete es
bisher vor langsamer vorausfahrenden Hindernissen bei Gefahr eines
Auffahrunfalls automatisch eine Bremsung ein, so wird der neue Active Brake
Assist 2 auch vor stehenden Hindernissen aktiv, etwa einem überraschenden
Power Steering Animation
Pedders Suspension. Australias number 1 shock absorber steering and
suspension specialist explores the argument for remanufacturing vs
reconditioning power steering units. To maintain the highest levels of
quality and safety Pedders remanufactures its power steering units. All
units are re-manufactured to the standard of a new original equipment gear.
This animation highlights some major differences between re-conditioning
and re-manufacturing steering gears.